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Generalized surficial geology map of the Pueblo 1 degree by 2 degrees quadrangle, Colorado

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2388

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Abstract

Fifty-three types of surficial geologic deposits and residual materials of Quaternary age are described in a pamphlet and located on a map of the greater Pueblo area, in part of the Front Range, in the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and on the plains east of Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Deposits formed by landslides, wind, and glaciers, as well as colluvium, residuum, alluvium, and others are described in terms of predominant grain size, mineral or rock composition (e.g., gypsiferous, calcareous, granitic, andesitic), thickness, and other physical characteristics. Origins and ages of the deposits and geologic hazards related to them are noted. Many lines drawn between units on our map were placed by generalizing contacts on published maps. However, in 1997-1999 we mapped new boundaries as well. The map was projected to the UTM projection. This large map area extends from near Salida (on the west edge), eastward about 107 mi (172 km), and from Antero Reservoir and Woodland Park on the north edge to near Colorado City at the south edge (68 mi; 109 km).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Generalized surficial geology map of the Pueblo 1 degree by 2 degrees quadrangle, Colorado
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
2388
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
Sheet 56 by 24 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 25 page text.)
Scale:
250000